7th Annual New Jersey Student Composition Contest
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042When: Thursday, May 24
Time: Preconcert Panel Discussion 6:45 p.m., Gala Awards Ceremony and Concert 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 Members and students, $15 Nonmembers
Join the Montclair Art Musuem for a unique concert experience as New Jersey students explore the intersection of music and visual art. For the seventh annual edition of one of New Jersey’s premiere composition contests, this year, New Jersey students are asked to compose music inspired by artist, Philip Guston, Untitled #142, a painting exhibited in the Montclair Art Museum’s Patterns, System, Structures: Abstraction in American Art exhibition. Guest musicians will perform pieces written by students. Come early to hear student honorees discuss their art-inspired music in a pre-concert talk.
Please arrive early. The galleries will have extended hours from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Concert include admission to the Museum on the day of the program.
Are you an aspiring musical talent in high school or at the university level?
This program is produced by the New Jersey Arts Collective.
Image: Philip Guston (1913-1980), Untitled #142, 1979, oil on canvas. Bequest of Musa Guston, 1992.72
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.
MAM, along with its Yard School of Art, engages a diverse community through its distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context. SummerART offers a kids' camp as well as studio classes for adults and teens. The Yard School of Art holds classes for seniors, adults and youth year round.
Guided tours offered (English).
Hours: Wed - Sun, noon - 5pm; Mon, Tue, closed.
Cost: $12 nonmember adults, $10 seniors (65+) and students with valid I.D. Credit cards accepted. MAM admission is free for members and children under 12. Museum galleries are free for everyone on the first Friday of every month. Student and senior discounts available.
Parking: Free in MAM lot.